Origin of self-assured

First recorded in 1705–15
Related formsself-as·sur·ed·ness [self-uh-shoor-id-nis] /ˈsɛlf əˈʃʊər ɪd nɪs/, noun

Synonyms for self-assured Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of self-assured

Historical Examples of self-assured

  • He was convinced of it now, and he had never been more happy or self-assured.

  • To most of us he seemed too self-assertive, too self-assured.

    On the Stairs

    Henry B. Fuller

  • And he seemed to become again an important, self-assured man.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • And she knew so much, so self-assured, and not yet nineteen.

  • They are bold and self-assured, when they are in the right; but uneasy, when they know they are wrong.

    The Basis of Morality

    Arthur Schopenhauer

British Dictionary definitions for self-assured



confident of one's own worth
Derived Formsself-assuredly, adverbself-assuredness, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-assured

1711, from self- + assured.

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